Christian Ponder

NFL Players Most Likely to be Traded at the Deadline

by Debbie Baratz • October 27, 2013

For the NFL, the clock is ticking for its annual trade deadline as its set to end at 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday after being open since March. From Sunday’s slew of games giving a final look at some players, look for the next 48 hours to have some movement. There will be some surprises […]

Is Josh Freeman a Good Fit for the Vikings?

by Debbie Baratz • October 11, 2013

For quarterback Josh Freeman, he has left his Tampa Bay Buccaneers mess behind as he quickly landed with the Minnesota Vikings for his second NFL chance. He signed a one-year, $3 million deal with them earlier this week and some would say he traded up by joining running back Adrian Peterson, the rest of the […]

Is It Time to Cut the Cord on the Christian Ponder Experiment?

by Debbie Baratz • September 30, 2013

In Week 3, it was the Cleveland Browns third-string quarterback Brian Hoyer who was the hero who broke the team’s losing streak. For the Minnesota Vikings, they snapped theirs on Sunday with backup quarterback Matt Cassel at the helm, leading his team to a much-needed win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, 34-27, and dodging the dreaded […]

Ranking the NFL’s 0-3 Teams

by Debbie Baratz • September 27, 2013

As we sit in the NFL’s Week 4, six teams are still looking for their first wins of the season. Their reasons are various for their bad play with some closer to wins than others. For these 0-3 teams, the likelihood of now making the playoffs sits at three percent. Let’s take a look at […]

Christian Ponder Remains Starting QB, Saints Sign TE Ben Watson

by Debbie Baratz • March 18, 2013

Frazier Reiterates Ponder Is Vikings Starting QB In case you were wondering if there’s going to be a quarterback controversy with the Minnesota Vikings, the answer is no. Last week the team signed former Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel as the new back up to starter Christian Ponder. He inked a one-year, $4 million […]

Manning Ties Another Record, Ponder Struggling With Sore Elbow

by Debbie Baratz • January 4, 2013

In a season of records and exceeding expectations, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has tied another NFL record on Thursday. He won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award. Only one other player has this distinction with December play and that was former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner in 2001. They both have […]

Vikings Ponder Receives Support of GM

by Debbie Baratz • November 14, 2012

After an improving but inconsistent season, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder publicly received support by his GM Rick Spielman on Wednesday. The Vikings sit at 6-4, one loss behind the Green Bay Packers (6-3) in the NFC North race. Spielman said on Wednesday via AP, “I know everybody in this organization believes Christian Ponder is our […]

Bucs Rookie RB Has Good Game, Ponder Continues to Struggle

by Debbie Baratz • October 26, 2012

In Thursday night’s 36-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie running back Doug Martin had a breakout game. He rushed for 214 total yards and two touchdowns; in the first half he rushed for 135 yards. This enabled the Bucs to take a 13-0 lead in the first 30 minutes of the game. […]

No Reason to Worry About Ponder, He Will Improve

by Debbie Baratz • October 25, 2012

Last week, the Minnesota Vikings rolled over the Arizona Cardinals 21-14 and now sit with a 5-2 record. Vikings running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 153 yards on a bum ankle and all seems well up in Minnie, right? Not so fast. Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder has been struggling in his last two weeks and […]

NFC North: Ponder Battling Knee Injury, Jennings Out for Sunday

by Debbie Baratz • October 5, 2012

With expectations rising on his team’s surprising 3-1 record, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is battling a sore knee. On Wednesday and Thursday, Ponder had limited practices but his coach Leslie Frazier sounded optimistic his quarterback will play on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Frazier said via ESPN 1500 on Thursday, “It didn’t bother him […]